Astros pitching prospect Whitley suspended 50 games for PED violation

Astros top prospect Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games

Whitley will be suspended without pay beginning with the first game of the Double-A Texas League's upcoming season.

"Can confirm @Buster_ESPN report".

Forrest Whitley is considered the top pitching prospect in baseball.

Miketinac later corrected that tweet to say that Whitley was returning from a college football game, not a college baseball game. He was expected to start the season in Corpus Christi, with a good chance to reach Triple-A Fresno and possibly pitch in the majors by the end of the season, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Whitley isn't just the top prospect on the Astros, he's one of the top prospects in all of baseball.

Only entering his age-20 season, Whitley was unlikely to impact the Astros' deep rotation this season, but he's not too far away from the bigs.

Whitley is the third Astros prospect of the offseason to be suspended for violating the minor league drug prevention program. Luhnow told then that Whitley still could be a late-summer call-up, though the prospects of that happening now seem much cloudier. "It's likely he will work out at the team's ST complex during his suspension".

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